International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Research Paper | Education Management | Kenya | Volume 9 Issue 6, June 2020


Legal Frameworks, Normative Action and Performance of Biosocial Projects in Informal Settlements in Nairobi County, Kenya

Njeri Simon Ngacha | Christopher Mwangi Gakuu | Kidombo Harriet Jepchumba


Abstract: This scholarly work studied Legal frameworks, normative action and performance of biosocial projects in informal settlements in Nairobi County, Kenya. The objective of this study was to determine the extent to which normative action mediates relationship between legal frameworks and performance of biosocial projects in informal settlements in Nairobi County, Kenya. The variable indicators were derived from normative action and Legal frameworks indicators as independent variables against performance of biosocial projects indicators as dependent variable of this scholarly work. The study was premised on biosocial theory for the two independent variables and theory of constraint for dependent variable. Pragmatism and mixed research approach were embraced in this study to examine normative action, legal frameworks and performance of biosocial projects while descriptive and correlational research designs were adopted. Self-administered structured questionnaires were used to collect quantitative data while interview guides were used to collect qualitative data after the research instruments were pilot tested for validity through content related method and reliability through test-retest criterion. A sample size of 183 individuals from 61 biosocial projects were selected from a target sample of 70 biosocial projects in Nairobi County through Gakuu, Kidombo and Keiyoro, 2016 sampling formula (s= (z/e) 2). Quantitative data was computed from structured questionnaires administered to 61 staff members working in the selected biosocial projects and 61 beneficiaries from the biosocial projects besides qualitative in- depth interviews with 61 State and non-state actors through purposive sampling technique. For descriptive data the statistical tools of analysis that were used were arithmetic mean and the standard deviation while for inferential statistics tools of analysis Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation (r) and Stepwise Regression (R2) were used, hypothesis was tested by u


Keywords: Normative action, Legal frameworks, performance of biosocial projects, Biosocial theory, Theory of constraint


Edition: Volume 9 Issue 6, June 2020,


Pages: 1682 - 1695


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Njeri Simon Ngacha, Christopher Mwangi Gakuu, Kidombo Harriet Jepchumba, "Legal Frameworks, Normative Action and Performance of Biosocial Projects in Informal Settlements in Nairobi County, Kenya", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 9 Issue 6, June 2020, pp. 1682-1695, https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=SR20214123838

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